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Read up on the latest publications relased by Dr. Pienkowski. In an effort to help East Tennesseans learn about relevant topics in allergy, asthma, immunity ...and community.


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Treatment could offer freedom from food allergies.

For two days earlier this month, 10-year-old Thomas Potter sat in a West Knoxville exam room with an IV in his hand and a 540-page book on Greek mythology to take his mind off it.
Every 30 minutes from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., he took a deep breath, then swallowed a cupful of something that could, under normal circumstances, kill him.

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'Tis the season for sneezin'.

Friday was the long-awaited first day of spring as residents begin to replace scarves for shorts.

But for many, it’s time to break out the allergy medication.

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Feeling stuffy? Allergy sufferers, this may be a rough week for you.

Rain and warm weather: perfect conditions for weed growth but terrible conditions for allergy sufferers. Local weather patterns are forecast to match these conditions this week, creating a dynamic conducive to the creation of ragweed pollen.

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Could desensitization treatment help local kids with peanut allergies?

Dr. Marek Pienkowski says he is the only allergist in Tennessee practicing a game-changing countermeasure against peanut allergies: peanut desensitization, a process that attempts to minimize the immune system’s violent reaction to peanut allergens.

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Together, we’re building stronger families and a better future for our community.

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PolandNow: Learning about contemporary Polish culture

When you think of European culture, as compared to American culture, what images immediately come to mind?

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Healthy Foods: Not Always Good for Your Health

The same foods, organic or not, may be perfectly nutritional for you but not for your neighbor. After just a single bite, some people develop severe reactions to foods..

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Is Asthma Caused by Exercise?

With spring in the air, school children start outdoor sports activities like soccer, baseball, football, cross country, etc. Some of them will develop, with exercise, wheezing, coughing, chest tightness or shortness of breath.

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To bee or not to bee: Allergic to insects?

School is out, and we all enjoy time outdoors with our families. Unfortunately, this increases one’s chances of being stung by flying insects or ants.

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Shots No More

With the recent chilly weather and snow on the ground, we are all looking forward to the upcoming spring weather. Unfortunately for some 30% of young teens, this also means allergy season.

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No More Itching

Everyone experiences
at some point in
life episodes of itching, swelling and redness on the skin, also known as “hives” or “urticaria.” For those with persistent urticaria, there is now new hope
– Xolair

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